The Government of Costa Rica (Borrower and/or Government) has signed with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Loan Contract No. 3488/OC-CR (Contract and/or Loan), approved by Law No. 9451, for the financing of the Border Integration Program (PIF and/or Program), which aims to strengthen the competitiveness of Costa Rica through the modernization of infrastructure, equipment and its border systems, seeking to guarantee the efficient and effective coordination of the controls by the institutions with responsibility over those indicated.
The specific objectives of this initiative are: (i) to implement a physical and regulatory system of effective control processes and tools; and (ii) provide the Costa Rican border crossings with adequate infrastructure and equipment to respond effectively to the processes and tools for controlling people and cargo entering or leaving the country. This is consistent with the efforts made by the Central American countries to consolidate their regional integration process.
The Program comprises two specific components, the first aimed at improving the physical conditions and equipment of the border infrastructure and the second, at strengthening and coordinating the control processes of the responsible institutions.